Cadwell Turnbull is the author of The Lesson, his first novel. He holds a Creative Writing MFA in Fiction and an English MA in Linguistics from North Carolina State University. Turnbull graduated from Clarion West in 2016. His short work has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Verge, Lightspeed, and Nightmare. Loneliness Is in Your Blood, a Nightmare story, was chosen for the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 anthology.
His Lightspeed tale Jump was published on LeVar Burton Reads and was selected for The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019. Turnbull has been long-listed for the 2020 VCU Cabell's First Novelist Prize and nominated for the 2020 AAMBC Sci-fi Fantasy Author of the Year for his work on The Lesson.